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Reverser laments crypto game protection, says wares dead after 2018

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Re: Out of curiosity ...

Most crackers it's not a job, they're very smart people who are need of a challenge and enjoy the kudos of the chase. They often trade grudging respectful comments with those who write the protection schemes. The protection writers can't be seen to be making public statements, unlike the reversers and crackers who often will be quite public in their comments.

By way of example, back in the day there was one very well known cracking group working on the Atari ST games, the group's head honcho worked for the Post Office as a delivery driver by day and a games protection cracker by night. He had a wife and family to support, working in the PO gave him an easy way to shift the titles and more importantly he was home early to a quiet house where he could work for a few hours on the latest games.

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